If your current vehicle is on its last leg, you may be in the process of buying a new one. Instead of a car, this time you may be considering buying a pickup truck. While looking at the various models and styles, however, you may feel lost as to which one to purchase. If so, ask yourself the following questions to get you started with choosing a new pickup truck.
1. For What Use Do You Need the Truck?
Since pickup trucks come in a lot of different styles for various uses, the first question you should ask yourself is how you intend to use it. Do you only plan to put light items such as groceries in the bed? Or do you need the truck for work and will you be hauling tools and materials or towing a trailer?
If you plan to only use your truck for day-to-day purposes, you will probably want a light-duty model. These types of pickups are usually not reinforced because you do not need to put any strain on them. They typically come with a smaller motor, which means less fuel consumption.
However, if you plan to use your truck for work or you need it for towing, you should choose a heavy-duty model that has a reinforced frame. This type of truck will also have a larger engine to compensate for the heavier weight it will need to haul, and the bumper is typically reinforced and has a trailer hitch.
2. How Many Passengers Will You Typically Have?
Another question you will need to consider before choosing a pickup is the number of people you will need to transport. Do you plan on being the only person who uses the truck, with the possibility of one other person? Or will you need to accommodate your family or fellow workers?
If you do not think that you will have more than two people in the vehicle, you can probably get by with a standard or extended cab. The standard cab has only front seats, while the extended cab has front seats with a small area in the back to stow your belongings. This small area is accessible by a half door.
However, if you plan on having more than two people in your truck, a crew cab would fit your needs better. Just like a car, the crew cab has two rows of seating with full-size doors on either side.
After getting an idea about how you will use the truck, you can start shopping around to find the ideal style for your needs. For more information about the difference and uses of various models, speak with an auto dealer who offers trucks for sale.Share
25 April 2019
After going to my first auto auction, I became very interested in how dealers select the cars they're going to put on their lots. I spent a lot of time talking with local dealers, auction regulars, and others in the industry to learn the behind-the-scenes secrets to picking out the perfect auction cars and getting them lot-ready. I created this site to help others understand what goes into the process in the hopes that it would help car buyers understand what they're looking at when they hit the car lot. I hope the information here helps you better prepare for buying your next car.